Why University City Science Center is betting big on these 3 health projects

By | February 23rd, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania|

Three promising technologies that seek to improve the efficacy of medical care earned a big boost from the University City Science Center on Monday, with a total of $600,000 in research grants announced through the center’s QED Proof of Concept Program.

Preoperative planning and alignment of long-bone fractures may be improved, and then surgeries go […]

Duke U, Viking Therapeutics and PoC Capital Enter Agreement to Fund Clinical Development 

By | February 23rd, 2017|Corporate-collaboration, North Carolina|

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (“Viking”) (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced an agreement with PoC Capital, LLC to fund Viking’s initial clinical development of VK2809 in glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia).  Viking […]

UMass Amherst creates venture fund to support innovation, job growth in Western Massachusetts

By | February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes maroon will soon not only symbolize the campus colors but also innovation.

University officials announced this week the formation of the Maroon Venture Partners Fund, a new effort to support entrepreneurship among alumni, faculty and students.

“UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth’s flagship, plays a crucial role in the state’s […]

These four tech startups received crucial capital from a UPenn student-run fund

By | February 23rd, 2017|Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

A student-run innovation fund has already provided capital to launch four Penn startups this year, and it’s only the beginning of second semester.

The Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund gives grants ranging from $500-$2000 to startups that involve technology in some way, College senior […]

University of ArkansasWalton College Entrepreneurial Fund Created to Bolster Student Start-Ups

By | February 23rd, 2017|Arkansas, Student Funds|

University of Arkansas alumna Janet Ryan Stegall and her husband, Bob, believe entrepreneurship inspires innovation and creativity. To support entrepreneurship efforts at the university, the Dallas couple made a $100,000 gift to create the Janet Ryan Stegall and Bob Stegall Entrepreneurship Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Janet Ryan Stegall is a native […]

Welsh government launches £5 million innovation fund

By | February 22nd, 2017|State or Government Supported|

The Innovate to Save fund, which was launched by Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford, will allow eligible organisations to apply for both loans and non-repayable funding from the government.

The non-repayable funding will be used to help organsiations develop, prototype and test ways of changing service delivery. Those applying for the fund will […]

QD Solar, incorporated by MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto, secures over $10M for the development of transformational Solar Energy Technologies

By | February 15th, 2017|Canada, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|

QD Solar, a Canadian technology company created […]

Campus Capital signs university startup deal with University of Manchester

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A venture capital firm has signed a partnership deal with the University of Manchester to identify and back early-stage companies with the potential to become the technology stars of the future.

Campus Capital will invest sums from £50,000 to £200,000 into promising businesses both on campus and off campus across the Manchester city region. The model, […]

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with FireSpring Fund to Invest $1 Million Toward Innovation and Job Growth

By | February 8th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|

FireSpring Fund, a nonprofit accelerator of early-stage technology companies in Central Florida, has been selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive $1 million to invest in promising new technology companies to help jump-start a thriving Volusia County-based innovation corridor.

“Embry-Riddle is committed to giving back to the local community by partnering with forward-thinking organizations like the […]

University of Wollongong sets up a $10 million seed fund for start-ups

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The University of Wollongong has launched a $10 million seed fund for start-ups which join its new iAccelerate business incubator.

Start-ups accepted by the incubator in its current round of applications will be eligible to apply for capital from the fund.

The university has contributed $2 million to the fund, which is managed by […]